Opening a new business is an exciting and stressful endeavor, but opening a new business during a pandemic can add an extra layer of unprecedented stress.

The East Tennessee Foundation recently granted $10,000 to Loudon County Schools to ensure its feeding program can continue through the summer.

Loudon County Commission in June will consider extending a moratorium initially implemented a couple of months ago on multifamily developments.

Kenny Scoggins, assistant pastor at Community Baptist Church in Lenoir City, had the importance of ministry and family ingrained in him from a young age.

Riverview Baptist Church in Loudon has seen growth in many ways since the Rev. Gene Farmer became pastor in 2009.

A boating incident Sunday morning claimed the life of a Clinton man in Lenoir City.

The attorney for Loudon County Commissioner Julia Hurley filed motions last month in her residency case that could have a big impact.

Santek Waste Services is searching for a new manager in Loudon County after its previous manager, Justin Givens, quit unexpectedly earlier in the year.

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The Loudon County Sesquicentennial Committee is hoping to move forward with a community celebration June 20.

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One Lenoir City 10-year-old is putting her talent to good use as she makes face masks for those with a need.

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Fifteen additional employees at Loudon’s Monterey Mushrooms tested positive for COVID-19.

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Standing in front of a Loudon County Courthouse still under repair from last year’s fire, American Legion Post 120 members and others from the community Monday honored those who lost their lives in service to their country.

The Loudon County Board of Education is making changes to its budget request for fiscal year 2020-21 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Lenoir City Board of Education on May 14 approved a contract with online school platform Tech Trep Academy.

The Rockin’ the Docks 20th anniversary is set for July 4 in Lenoir City Park.

Loudon County Baptist Association has been working through the COVID-19 pandemic to launch a ministry for displaced children.

Safety is at the forefront this week as more people make their way to the water before Memorial Day weekend.

Loudon County Habitat for Humanity ReStore and construction for the critical repair program are slowly resuming business.

The Loudon County Sesquicentennial Committee is seeking help from families who participated in the centennial celebration in 1970.

Loudon County Commission will consider in June a payment in lieu of tax agreement that it initially approved in April.


Loudon County election workers are in the midst of preparations for the August state and federal primary and county general election.


With the turn of the new decade, federal and local government officials are urging citizens to complete the 2020 census as soon as possible.


Construction on the intersection of U.S. Highways 321 and 11 in Lenoir City is nearing completion as workers put final touches on a project that has taken years.


Monterey Mushrooms in Loudon has dozens of COVID-19 cases, more than doubling the number of Loudon County infections over the weekend.

A Lenoir City man has been charged with two counts of domestic assault after Loudon County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Luke Hawkins, Cpl. Zac Frye and Lenoir City police officers were sent to his home Saturday.

Ladies Inspiring Ladies of Loudon County is a Facebook page exclusively for women of Loudon County to send gifts and words of encouragement.

The scent of an old fashioned climbing rose is the very essence of a May day. I have such a rose at one corner of my vegetable garden. It’s an offshoot of the vine that grew near the house 57 years ago when Dick and I moved to the farm.

Twelve high school juniors from Loudon County will take the stage virtually Saturday in hopes of being named the winner of this year’s Distinguished Young Women competition.

Loudon County commissioners are preparing for the coming fiscal year budget that will likely have its fair share of challenges.

Loudon City Council discussed at length Monday a new paving project that would see almost every street in the city repaved.

Local residents came together last week to celebrate National Day of Prayer, although they gathered virtually.

Loudon County Purchasing Director Susan Huskey recently was recognized by peers as the East Tennessee Purchasing Association’s Manager of the Year.

There was an error in a story, “Loudon County gyms back in business,” published in the May 6 edition of the News-Herald. The correct name for a gym is CrossFit 865.

Local mayors again came together Monday for a brief update on how COVID-19 is affecting operations in Loudon County.


A proposed housing development has sparked controversy with Loudon City Council, the Loudon Regional Planning Commission and residents of a neighboring subdivision.


Loudon County dairy farmers are trying to manage operations as demand for milk has taken a downturn.


Two employees at Wampler’s Sausage in Lenoir City tested positive for the coronavirus and have been placed in quarantine.

As the state slowly begins to reopen, local churches are following their own timeline to best determine when congregations can make their way back into the building for services.

A pair of big annual events in Lenoir City have been called off because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Loudon Utilities Board discussed Monday moving $10 million from the gas department to the water department.

Covenant Health hospitals, including Fort Loudoun Medical Center in Lenoir City, are still offering emergency care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Loudon Utilities Board voted April 27 to authorize Morgan Olson as an interruptible natural gas customer.